The Bespectacled Mother

My cherished treasure #WriteBravely

I am taking part in The Write Tribe Festival of Words #6 and this is my post for Day 1 in response to the prompt ‘Write about a treasure you have’.


Long ago I read somewhere that the only relationship one gets to have a say in choosing is friendships. All the rest of the relationships are either entrusted to us by the virtue of birth or marriage.

The best of the friendships are those where the persons involved contribute in uplifting each other with positivity and understanding.

Do you remember how important it used to be for us in kindergarten to promptly answer to the frequently posed question to us – ‘Who is your best friend’? And we always promptly answered furnishing our best friend’s name with a sense of pride. Having a best friend was the ultimate thing.

Then, we kept adding friends as we moved on along the way in life, right through school, college and the workplace/s. Many moved away during the course while many new moved into our lives. Their faces changed in tune with whoever we were at a given point of time.

After going through the roller coaster of half of my lifetime (I do not see myself beyond seventy), the friends I have come to cherish most are the ones I have made through blogging. Although most of them are virtual, they are the closest to me because no one understands me better than they do. They have been with me in my good times and bad times and in times of illnesses and injuries. They are the ones strengthening my belief in myself. They are the ones who share my love for books, who are kind to me and are far from judgment.

My cherished treasure are my blogging friends.


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24 thoughts on “My cherished treasure #WriteBravely

  1. Oh wow! That is true. I made some wonderful friends after blogging. I treasure them a lot too. They don’t judge me, they support and motivate me. But most importantly they inspire me. Thanks for writing , especially for bloggers like us it’s very encouraging to keep on doing what we love.

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  2. What a lovely post Anamika. Friends are very precious. They make life more fun. I like the blogging friends as treasures.

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  3. How nice to acknowledge your virtual friends as your real treasure. Indeed we do forge meaningful relationships from nowhere or thin air . I loved your take on this prompt .

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  4. Beautiful post dear . And yes true friendship is a priceless treasure . I agree with Aesha you are such an inspiration ❤️Looking forward to more !

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  5. I can so relate to this post. Though I made many friends through school and colleges, I cherish the ones I made through blogging. Loved your take on the prompt, Anamika. Here’s to a great start to FOW 🙂

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  6. I cherish my blog friends, too. I only realised how much after I lost one of them to a sudden illness. So lovely that you’ve got blog friends who will stick by you through thick and thin.

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  7. Lovely post, Anamika. If we are lucky to have friends who understand us, we should treasure them. They really are a gift. Well written. 😊

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  8. Ah yes, friends. They come in different hues but you get close with only some of them. A real treasure indeed are friends!

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  9. Beautiful treasure. I have found that chest to be full of gems. A few that don’t shine true at times, but over time, I’ve been able to tell the part of my treasure that is real.

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  10. Good friends are very hard to find and am happy for you to have found so many! Good friends are meant to be cherished and I hope they treasure you too! 🙂

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  11. Glad to be a part of your cherished treasure 🙂 It is a beautiful post full of love and gratitude for friends.

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  12. What a lovely treasure Ana! Friends of any kind to have, real or virtual are indeed a blessing. You are such a lovely and warm person that people can’t help reciprocating that warmth. Love and hugs 🙂

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  13. Who says internet is virtual… the friendship that you have developed is such a real thing!
    Loved reading the post.
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    Anagha From Team MocktailMommies
    https://mocktailmommies.blogspot.com

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  14. I resonate with your thoughts. Down the years, our friends gets sorted and filtered out. And those still remain are the greatest treasures.

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  15. I too treat my blogger friends as My treasure. And you are the pearl on the crown of that treasure. So blessed to have met you virtually in this blogosphere. And longing to see you in real very soon.

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  16. Beautiful post 🙂 Good friends are very hard to find and am happy for you to have found so many! 🙂

    http://www.simpleindianmom.in/grit-new-quotient-to-success/

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  17. Among my closest friends, my blogging friends are a clear majority.

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  18. Its wonderful to find such amazing friends- people whom you have not met! I too have made a lot of wonderful friends in blogging world!

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  19. Blogging friends are great motivators

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  20. Candidly spoken Anamika. Those who judge us can never be true friends. I have been lucky enough to find good friends in school and then in US. Now I am away from them but still they are there for me when I need them. Blogging too has helped me in finding people who share common interests although I have to take an extra step to make them ‘friends’ in true sense of the word. Wish you a very Happy Friendship Day😊

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  21. Oh! That last line really touched. Counting Blogging friends in your friend circle itself is a wonderful thought.
    Happy Friendship Day

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  22. I have also made so many lovely friends in this blogging world. They are virtual but closer to me because we all share same interests.

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  23. That is a treasure truly worth cherishing, Anamika. Whether online or real, friendships hold great meaning in our lives and I am glad you can count on your blogging friends as one of them. So glad to have found a friend in you! 🙂

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  24. It’s hard for non-bloggers to believe this, Anamika, but it seems easier to find like-minded people online than in our families and community. Thanks for a being a gem of a friend!

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